Screening of video works from the CYLAND VIDEO ARCHIVE collection in International Arts Festival at the Fort “Constantin” in Kronstadt
July 13th, The North-Western Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts – ROSIZO presents a two-day arts festival at the Fort “Constantin” in Kronstadt. Supported by CYLAND MediaArtLab and curated by Elena Gubanova, the festival “Впередсмотрящий / The Lookout” brings contemporary Russian and foreign artists working with sculpture, objects and multimedia installations.
This video program presents the cult film for Petersburg culture, “The Manifest of Neoakademism” (1998) inspired by the founder of the movement Timur Novikov. The author of the film is Olga Tobreluts (Russia), a pioneer of media art in Russia. The work of Anton Vidokle (USA) studies the roots of the phenomenon of Russian cosmism. Anton Ginzburg (USA) projects masterpieces of constructivism and urbanistic theses from the 1953 treatise by Ivan Shcheglov. Almagul Menlibaeva (Kazakhstan) turns to the national epic and through it conveys the gender ideas of our times. Alexandra Lerman (USA) models perception of nature through the consciousness of trees. Polina Kanis (Russia) reveals the frustration of ideological rituals through performance.
The festival of video art and digital culture VIDEOFORMES was founded in 1984 and is a major international platform for contemporary digital and video art. The festival program includes exhibitions, screenings, educational events and performances. CYLAND Media Art Lab curator Victoria Ilyushkina is among the jury members of the festival 2020. As part of the project, Victoria will also hold a presentation of the St. Petersburg Videoforma Festival and the CYLAND VIDEO ARCHIVE.
Using works from the CYLAND video archive and new films by wellknown and young artists, this program examines several aspects of analog and digital fermentation of the moving image. By fermentation, we mean the introduction of a certain reactive element to an artwork, which changes the very “fabric” of the moving image, its structure, and accordingly the message too.
The program includes artistic experiments to shift the boundaries of perception of physical and virtual reality, studying the inhuman and human using new digital technologies.
From the first analogue films of underground directors working with 16mm celluloid film cameras in Petersburg in the 1990s to the works of present-day artists with their arsenal of digital camera, computer editing techniques and media genres accessible for transformation, including found and archive celluloid films, 3D animation and placement in the Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Internet environment.
The annual CYFEST Digital Video Art Program is a selection of 20 art works which are chosen from international submissions via an open call. The program of the international video & media artworks by established and emerging artists curated by Victoria Ilyushkina.
THE CYFEST 11 DIGITAL VIDEO PROGRAM is curated selection of video art works via open call, in various innovative genres: animated gifs, net art, 3D and stop-motion animation, cinema 4D, mockumentary and performance art, gaming, digital collage, and experimental films. The program features Russian artists from Petersburg and Moscow.
The program includes video works of artists, presented in CYLAND video archive.